Saint Anne’s Announcements for the Week of February 8, 2019
This Sunday February 10, 2019
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
8:30 am and 11:00 am
Celebrant and Preacher The Rev. Christine Payden-Travers
Lessons for this Sunday
Click here for full readings on the Lectionary Page
• Isaiah 6:1-8, [9-13]
• 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
• Luke 5:1-11
• Psalm 138
Pastoral Care for February
Max McIntosh 336-406-9861
Chris Payden- Travers 434-664-3497
Carolyn Myracle 336-945-3803
SAINT ANNE’S BOOK GROUP
Feb. 12–“The Hour of Land” Terry Tempest Williams — We will meet for dinner/discussion at Carol Strom’s house.
March 12– “The Atomic City Girls” Janet Beard
April 9– “Educated: A Memoir” Tara Westover
All are welcome. For additional information contact Karin Hileman firstname.lastname@example.org
The February Potluck Supper will be held on Wednesday, the 13th at 6:30PM after the Evening Eucharist. Please plan to attend and bring food to share: We need main dishes, salads, breads, desserts, and jugs of ice tea and lemonade. A signup sheet will be in the Parish Hall this Sunday, February 10th by the Vestry Bulletin Board. Any questions, please speak to Beverly Gosnell.
Prayer Shawl Ministry returns this Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 5:30PM.
Dinner Groups are starting again. Please consider being a part of a group of St. Anne’s parishioners who get together once a month to share a meal, build community, and grow in our faith and knowledge of God. The groups usually include 7-8 people, hosted by members of the group. Each person or couple brings a dish to share for dinner and the groups decide which night they would like to gather. Dinner groups are an excellent way to get to know other parishioners and form friendships beyond the walls of the church. If you would like to participate, a signup sheet will be in the Parish Hall by the Vestry Bulletin Board . Any questions, please contact Beverly Gosnell at 336—760-3621 or by e:mail to email@example.com.
Pastoral Care has begun a transportation program for those members who, on behalf of St. Anne’s, are willing and able to provide rides to and from church for those who can’t drive themselves, and for members who provides rides for other members to do home communions and visits to hospitals and/or homes. At present, 2 members of the congregation have signed up to provides rides, but as we grow in numbers we need more. Each person who is interested in providing rides, needs to be sure his/her auto insurance policy covers them as well as others in their cars. Hoppy Elliot has compiled a form that members need to complete and leave in the church office. Anything not covered by personal insurance should be covered by St. Anne’s Insurance. A signup sheet and other information is available at the Pastoral Care table by the Vestry Room. If you are interested in becoming part of this important ministry, or if you have questions, please speak to Beverly Gosnell or John Lockwood.
Meets every Thursday from 12:30pm -2pm. The topic for the next few months is “The Artist’s Way”.
Please contact Judi Holcomb-Pack if you have any questions.
St. Anne’s Bible Study
Thanks to Pamela Haynes, our intern who is discerning a call to the diaconate, St. Anne’s will begin to host a weekly Bible study. If you are interested, either remotely curious or already on board, please take a few minutes to help us shape our Bible study by participating in this survey. Watch this space as more details will be made available based on your feedback.
From the Stewardship Committee
The stewardship committee is grateful for the ongoing generosity of the St. Anne’s community.
We begin 2019 with 90 pledges totaling a little over $271,000. Thank you to everyone that was able to make a pledge.
Mid-year pledges can be made at any time and are gratefully received. Please contact Mark in the parish office if you wish to make a pledge during the year.
The Bread and Blessings and Outreach Committees are sponsoring a fundraiser on Saturday, February 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. We have chosen Piedmont Freedom Schools as the recipient of the funds we raise. The six-week Freedom School curriculum is designed to address the loss of reading proficiency that usually occurs over summer break from public school, and to encourage feelings of self worth and empowerment. The program is rooted in the civil rights movement. The curriculum for our local Freedom Schools includes daily reading, games, songs and activities that empower children (referred to as scholars), and free lunches and snacks for the scholars. Last summer there were 3 different Freedom Schools in Forsyth County. The scholars attend for free, but there are significant costs to provide training for Servant Leader Interns, books and supplies for the scholars, and costs of administration. We hope to raise enough to sponsor the cost of a least one Freedom School Scholar.
There will be food, Bingo, and a silent auction at the fundraiser. Please mark your calendar now for this worthwhile event. More information about Freedom Schools will be forthcoming
Freedom Schools Fund raiser still needs silent auction items. We already have private knitting lessons, hand thrown pottery crosses and kayaking adventure donated. We know that this donation might bring big bucks
—-or if you have a vacation few days to give away —for our silent auction —-would you please contact Sandy Sheldon 336 408-1977. A box for Prizes for Bingo will be in Parish Hall. All donations are needed before Feb 23 event. Thanks so much. Bread and Blessings Committee.
Opportunities Here and Around Town from the Outreach Committee
This year, Interfaith WS is going to focus much of our work on Anti-Semitism throughout the year, especially in light of the murders at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Our first event will be on Tuesday, March 19th, from 7-9 pm at Highland Presbyterian Activity Building. We are limiting the event to 20 Jews and 20 non-Jews in order to make the table discussions and large group time manageable.
We are asking each participant to read Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, by Yossi Klein Halevi. Rabbi Mark Cohn, from Temple Emanuel, will begin the evening with a brief history of Anti-Semitism and also some reflections on the book. We will then break into small groups with 3 Jews and 3 non-Jews. All participants will be given the book free of charge.
If you are are a non-Jew and would like to register, please email Truman Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rabbi Mark will register Jewish participants). We will close registration after the first 15 registrants. (The other 5 are group facilitators). Those registered will be given information on how to pick up the book. We expect this event to fill up fast, so please register asap.
For those who are too late to register, Interfaith Book Club will also be reading and discussing the same book on Tuesday, April 9th and this is open to all.
Don’t forget to drop off canned tuna, chicken, and fruit cups into the basket in the connector for our friends at Friends Food Pantry. Thanks for supporting this local ministry and the many folks served by it.
February Calendar for St. Anne’s
EVENTS AND MEETINGS
2/10 12:30 PM Bread and Blessings Committee
12:30 PM Finance Committee
2/12 10:00 AM Tai Chi
6:00 PM Democratic Precinct Meeting
6:30 PM Photography Club
2/13 5:30 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry
5:30 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
6:30 PM 2nd Wednesday Potluck Dinner
2/14 12:30 PM The Artist’s Way
6:00 PM Tai Chi
7:00 PM Seniors Meeting
2/15 10:30 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
2/17 12:30 PM Vestry Meeting
2/19 10:00 AM Tai Chi
6:00 PM Laundry Love
2/21 12:30 PM The Artist’s Way
6:00 PM Tai Chi
10:00 AM Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry
2/23 4:30 PM Freedom School Fundraiser
2/24 12:30 PM Outreach Committee
12:30 PM Pastoral Care Meeting
1:00 PM Holy Land Pilgrimage meeting
2/26 10:00 AM Tai Chi
2/28 6:00 PM Tai Chi